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Florida State QB Jameis Winston asks for help in avoiding ‘Manziel disease’

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Jameis Winston is the favorite to win the starting quarterback job at Florida State this fall and he's already guarding against temptations that success might bring.

Winston talked with reporters Sunday at Seminoles media day and one of those media members asked him about avoiding "Manziel disease." It was a reference to Texas A&M Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel who has had a whirlwind offseason of partying, traveling and most recently for alleged potential NCAA violations.

"If I ever get Manziel disease, I want all of you to smack me in the head with your microphones," Winston said.

It's important to note that Winston was repeating the term "Manziel disease" used by the reporter and not coining it himself. It certainly wasn't a planned personal attack on Manziel.

Winston was the No. 1 rated dual-threat quarterback in the nation in the 2012 recruiting class, according to He was also a top-10 national recruit and is viewed as having potential to win the Heisman Trophy at some point in his college career.

He is also quickly earning a reputation as one of the most engaging and entertaining interviews in college football.

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